France move to pull out Envoy, troops from Niger after coup – Macron

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that his country will withdraw its ambassador and troops from Niger in the wake of the July coup that overthrew democratically-elected President Mohamed Bazoum. “France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France,” Macron said in a televised interview on Sunday. He added Read More

UN, France, others sympatise with Morocco, pledge support *Full list

September 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The strong earthquake that slammed Morocco late on Friday, killing over 1,000 unsuspecting residents, injuring even more, and demolishing structures, drew responses and relief pledges from countries across the world. Here are the reactions from world leaders: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating a G20 Summit in New Delhi“We pray that all the injured people get well soon. The entire Read More

France dance to victory as Ireland’s Euro hopes hang by thread

September 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Republic of Ireland’s slim Euro 2024 qualification hopes took another major hit as they were beaten 2-0 by World Cup finalists France in Paris. Stephen Kenny’s side went to the French capital with hope after running Les Bleus close in a 1-0 Dublin defeat in March, but goals early in each half from Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram finding the Read More

Thierry Henry appointed France National coach

August 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Thierry Henry is back in the French football fold. The 46-year-old World Cup winner has been appointed as the head coach of France’s under-21 team. As well as leading his new charges’ bid to qualify for the 2025 European Championship in Slovakia, Henry’s remit also includes taking charge of the French team at next summer’s Paris Olympics. His contract will Read More

Coup: EU joins US, France, suspends aid in Niger

July 29, 2023 BBC 0

The EU has suspended all security cooperation with Niger after the country’s army took power in a coup. It comes shortly after the US declared its “unflagging support” for ousted president Mohamed Bazoum – seen as a key Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants. On Friday, the head of the presidential guards unit Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani declared himself Read More

Pictures: Real Madrid star presents jersey to Tinubu in France

June 24, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Real Madrid defender David Olatokunbo Alaba, on Friday, presented his shirt to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The former Bayern Munich star presented the jersey when he met the former Lagos State Governor in Paris, France. Recall that President Tinubu has been in Paris where he has been having a series of meetings toward the development of Nigeria. Alaba on the Read More

Froome out as Tour de France kicks off July 1

Britain’s four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has been left out of Israel-Premier Tech’s eight-man squad for next month’s race. Froome, 38, who has not won a race since 2018, had faced many mechanical issues in the build-up to the Tour. “Physically I was ready, but unfortunately I was unable to show my full ability due to equipment issues,” Read More

Wigwe assumes leadership of France-Nigeria Business Council

May 11, 2023 Agi Onda 0

Pioneer President of the France Nigeria Business Council, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has handed over the reins of the council after a successful two-year tenure to Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank. Rabiu, the founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group, handed over the reins to Wigwe in a ceremony held Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the Read More

Mbappe takes over as france captain

March 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the new captain for the France national team, coach Didier Deschamps said on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Deschamps had informed the France squad about the decision on Monday. Speaking to French outlet Telefoot, Deschamps said: “Kylian Mbappe is the new France captain. Antoine Griezmann is the vice-captain. “Kylian ticks all Read More

2022 #WorldCup final: Argentina drops fresh hint on Messi’s availability ahead France clash

December 18, 2022 Skysports 0

Emiliano Martinez is ready to fight for glory alongside “the greatest player of all time” Lionel Messi as Argentina take on France in the World Cup final. Argentina are bidding to emulate the heroes of 1978 and 1986 in Sunday’s final at Lusail Stadium, where the reigning champions stand between Lionel Scaloni’s side and footballing immortality. France are looking to Read More